Sandgate Foreshores Aboriginal Camp

Stage Number: MBNH.12.04.07

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Brighton-Sandgate-Shorncliffe-Deagon

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Flinders Parade (southern end) and Sandgate Foreshores Park, Sandgate

Latitude & Longitude: -27.31791667,153.07258333

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1866

Image Time Point: 1866

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Main Aboriginal Camp of Sandgate, spread out along the foreshores. The ‘flat expanse’ of open water (Warra – the traditional name of Sandgate) was focus of Corroborees along the beach here, as late as the 1880s. The Camp survived at least until 1895.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 39.

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 4 chains to the inch. Plan of the Marine township of Brighton on the shores of Moreton Bay adjoining Sandgate, Parish of Nundah, County of Stanley with local plan at ca mile to one inch. ca 4 chains to the inch. Millington & Co., Licensed Surveyors, Brisbane. 620404